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that race is one of many factors considered in the admissions process. >> we believe the educational benefits and diversity are so important that they're worth fighting for all the way to the united states supreme court. he says the impact will reach beyond the campus. >> they are set -- this is a setback for our students and society. >> the justices will likely make a decision next year. >> there is much more news ahead on 11 news at 6:00 p.m. >> a cold front coming through tonight. tonight. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] combine the pnc cashbuilder visa credit card with a qualifying pnc performance select checking account and earn 75% more than cards earning 1% cash back on almost everything. earning 1% cash back it's heavy lifting. you start with a democratic senator named ben. by getting bwi-marshall funding for new runways, he's helping us serve 21 million passengers a year, which helps keep 100,000 jobs that depend on the airport, and that means more cargo for more businesses and more skycaps unloading more taxis... welcome to bwi. ...carrying families with more luggage. thanks. it
the interest rates mdogñ$'&b7>q. housing sjxsna1prices cbequall >> one ú9tz lch ~;jvñeducation is always going Òhas hard. to different things. we need a diversity of approaches in the education, if last thing we should do Ñ"o nationalize education from a department out of washington. one size doesn't fit all in education. washington doesn't know best. we should get rid of federal education department and not because it's too expensive because we care so much and we are paying right now to harm our children, we should stop. >> afghanistan, do you see an end in sight? >> we went in to afghanistan, we were justified in to going in to afghanistan because they refused to bring osama bin laden to justice for his role in the 9/11 attacks. osama bin laden is dead. there is no further reason for us to be in afghanistan. we should bring the troops home as soon as we can. let the living get on with their lives. >> health care, this is a big issue right now. obama has hung his head on this, romney says he will appeal it. what are your thoughts. >> if we want health care to be affordable and availa
. marriage, work, and family forced her to a delay hurt education. at the age of 40, she was told that she was one course short. her daughter cost for the college to recognize a mother's love for lifelong learning with the letter. her case was reviewed and they found she had enough credits to graduate. >> a good education but you in good stead. my education was used the times are raised the family. >> she proudly displays her diploma. san jose even backdated it to 1959. the baltimore running festival is in the record books. still ahead, our wrap up of the annual events. >> chilly, but a nice day to day. changes are coming. eventually the rain will come down in the weather plus [ woman ] ring. ring. progresso. i need your help... i just served my mother-in-law your chicken noodle soup but she loved it so much... i told her it was homemade. well...everyone tells a little white lie now and then. but now she wants my recipe well...i'm not at liberty to give that out, but we do use tender chunks of white meat chicken in an herb & spice broth. come on that's it? i need the recipe. you gotta help
hoyer. one thing that frustrates me the most is people who don't educate themselves about the candidates and what they plan to do for them in that district. i encourage everybody to go to my website jeremy r. sten son.com. >> let's ask you some questions. we're dealing with a $60 trillion debt, unemployment rate of more than 8%. housing market is shaky at best. where do you start to find solutions? >> first we have to get people back to work. maryland in direct 5 we have an unemployment rate of 5 own 6, which is better than the rest of the country by many points, but one thing is the major companies, they can't find the qualified talent to fill these positions. one thing we need to do is get people back to work. in order to get them back to work, we have to spean their skills up. >> condoleezza rice called education the civil rights struggle of our day. would you play dpree with that? >> that is a very poignant statement. we live in the most affluent country in the world, most powerful country in the world. it is absurd that individuals don't have the opportunity to a free or an educatio
opportunities in the area of travel, technology, education, so there is fun, live entertainment on a main stage continuously indifferent genre's of music and it is a fun way of coming and getting valuable information. >> sure. it sounds great. thank you so much joanne. the baby boomer and senior expo 25th anniversary. >> thank you so much. >> thank you for joining us today on maryland's spotlight. >>> welcome to maryland's spotlight. i'm kim knight. the 25th anniversary of the senior expo is coming up in maryland in october and a heavy presence there will be st. joseph's medical center. one thing we'll touch on is diabetes and other health related issues. eva gonzalez, you're from the diabetes center. let's talk about diabetes and how baby boomers, how does that affect them. >> it affects them in that they are at higher risk not just because of the aging process, but obesity is driving the pref lense of type 2 and there are a lot of things we can do to inform people who are coming to the event but it is just important to know that those two things combined are definitely increasing the pref len
for the state of maryland. >> keeping the educational dramatic on the books could help boost the state's economy according to a report just out. the dramatic could -- dream act arrogance to attend college. the report estimates over time the dramatic could have $66 million to state coffers. >> these are estimates based on the assumption that 4500 brenman students to give marriage of -- take advantage of education. all across the state, local supporters have been trying to convince maryland voters to keep the law on the books. if that happens, high-school graduates who live in the state could pay in state tuition. >> if you have lived here in yoyour whole life you should get help from the state to be educated. >> they finished a policy brief. they said it shows the financial benefits of passing the dream act. >> no matter what assumptions we make, the results are that the benefits will greatly outweigh the costs. >> part of their assumption is this is an investment to increase the lifetime earnings of those who benefit. through jobs in tax revenue. >> we look at the debate and saw that there was n
of higher education is going up as well. >> back in two minutes with a look at your weather first. keep it here, you are watching 9news now. i don't spend money on gasoline. i am probably going to the gas station about once a month. last time i was at a gas station was about...i would say... two months ago. i very rarely put gas in my chevy volt. i go to the gas station such a small amount that i forget how to put gas in my car. [ male announcer ] and it's not just these owners giving the volt high praise. volt received the j.d. power and associates appeal award two years in a row. ♪ >>> this afternoon a few showers will roll back in here. another cool, raw day with high temperatures only in the low to mid-50s. i'll have a full 7-day forecast in about five minutes. monika samtani is back with timesaver traffic. >> reporter: there is one issue. the northbound side of the gw parkway is closed from spout run parkway to route 123 with road work until 5:30 this morning. i'll be back with more traffic coming up in a few minutes. back to you jess. >>> i am watching your money. earnings seaso
then efforts to help educate people about fire prevention and safety have increased it. takes something like this to happen to make people think. just can't imagine what they're going through. the family and friends hovered around as they tried to figure out what happened here. the cause of the fire not known. where it started, not known. whether there were working smoke detectors in the home, not known. but a grandmother and four grandchildren are dead. >> the city had a very significant loss last evening with the matriarch of the family perished along with the four grandchildren. the fire is being investigated. we stand in support of the family as they try to get through this tragedy. >> it takes a tragedy like this to make people think of fire prevention. is my house safe. could i get out. until now fire deaths were down along with the number of fires and injuries. a program gave out free smoke alarms with a 10-year lithium batteries. they are hoping the 5200 they gave out last year will make a deference -- that and more education on what to do. >> we want people to call 311 to make sure
continue educating the entire city of baltimore to encourage those who don't have them to take that step. a smoke alarm is as close as your fingertips. all you have to do is call 311. our firefighters will install a 10-year lithium smoke alarp. since that fire, august 2011, firefighters have installed about 5200 of those smoke detectors. you don't have to touch. it you don't have to replace batteries for 10 years and you can't take the batteries out. many take the battery out and forget to put it back. if you need or to get a presmoke detector, call the city's hotline at 311. roosevelt leftwich, abc2 news. >>> fairly classic october weather today, temperatures reaching into the low 60s and upper 50s, not so bad. 55 in kent island. 56 in columbia. norrisville at 55 as you are in kingsville, a very temperate 58. to the north we have cold air, extending into southern can dparks sparking -- canada, sparking snow showers. that's an indication of the colder air that will make a brief shot. part of the colder air will get in and linger into the day on saturday. a frost concern. none of that ton
is the largest health education provider in the state of maryland. we have 14-degree and certificate program . last year we graduated 600 students to enter the heal care work force. >> how long has this been going on? >> oh gosh, it has been around a long time. our individual program is graduating their fourth class this fall. it is extremely important roll in the health care team. mlt is short. we do all of the laboratory testing. a lot of people don't realize we exist. because we don't deal directly with patients. think of it this way when you go to the doctor because you are not feeling well what do they typically do? they take blood and urinalysis samples. they have to go somewhere for analysis. that's the job of the medical laboratory technologist. analyst samples and get results to the physicians. 70% of health care decisions made are based upon laboratory results provided. >> so there is a work force shortage? >> yes. average age in our field is in their mid 50s. as that group gets closer to retirement age we'll have a lot of jobs to film now is a great time to get in the field. >> wh
a little girl in the head because they didn't like the way she was talking about education for girls. the child is 14 years old, a pakistani. she's been blogging for the past year about how important it is for girls to be educated. thousands of people across pakistan held vigils today in her honor. she underwent surgery to remove a bullet in her neck. schools closed in protest of that attack. pakistan's top military officer called her an icon of courage. >>> the dramatic rescue of a british skipper and his runaway boat. the 25-foot fishing boat ran into trouble sunday morning off the southwest coast of england. a large wave threw the skipper and another man overboard. a lifeboat crew of volunteers scooped the skipper in from the rocky water. they took him to safety before speeding away to try to reel in his boat. the skipper's companion was helped ashore by surfers. neither man was seriously hurt. >>> serious firefighting in los angeles, california. they're still trying to figure out what started this massive fire overnight. it housed a cleaning business and print company. thick blac
of american education. but, teachers can't teach kids pho aren't in class.baltiiore has a nnw plan in the fight against chronic absences. athenn jooes shows us what's being done ... and some eeamples of how it's working. --reporter pkg-as follows --(nats)baltimore teen jerrod williams has come a long way.in seventh grade, he missed thirty-thrre days f drrpping out."there'd be days i'd jjst stayyhome, playythe game, eat, sleep, and that's about it, watch tv."williams &pstruggled to get passing grades at a chool where he didn't feellthe eachers cared. that's where karen webber ndour came in.she handles attendance initiatiies for the city's school district. "i saw him on the first day of school and one of the teachers who knew him said 'this boo ann days and days,' and we approached him and said this diffeeent school year for you. we expect to see you here."in eighth grade, williams missed just five days of school.the he's now a sophomoreein high school with perfeet attendance especially in math."i got bs, and b-plusses nd one a."a johns hopkins universsty study estimates 5 to 7
not sure if the mother was still fertile. >> in tonight's education alert, a state audit just out gives the baltimore city school system a failing grade for bookkeeping. it reveals a pattern of overtime and overpayment to employees and contractors. >> the mayor has called on the school and the school board members to fix the problem. tim tooten joins us. where is the problem? >> there are no easy answers for a school system that is already- strapped. this audit comes as no surprise. school officials do agree there is lots of room for improvement. the audit covers years 2009 and 2010. and appears the but stopped at central office -- the buck stopped at central office. in one case, an employee was given a leave payment, twice. >> when we looked at over time, we saw a number of discrepanc ies where payments being made could not be supported by the record and supervisors could not explain why it there were those discrepancies. >> and the school system has done a poor job of that collection. they found that the district was owed more than $4 million for accounts past due more than 60 days. >
the mayor is asking officials to do in this morning's education awareness. ♪ [ male announcer ] combine the pnc cashbuilder visa credit card with a qualifying pnc performance select checking account and earn 75% more than cards earning 1% cash back on almost everything. >> in this morning's education alert, new details about baltimore city schools. >> the mayor is calling on the district's ceo and school board to make changes. a state audit is expected to show a pattern of school system over spending and mismanagement. the mayor says the must bear responsibility for the negative findings. >> we have made tremendous amount of progress. that being said, i am sure that he wants to rectify this just like i want him to. i do not think he is satisfied. with the findings and that is why i expect he will be making corrective action as well as the school board. >> the mayor said the audit could impact the city's efforts in receiving state funding. >> still ahead, the latest on the developing story. >> overnight fire here in northeast baltimore claims the lives of five people, including four chil
is getting them registered, the second step is educating them on how to vote. >> we are really excited about question 6. >> the voter registration deadline in maryland is this coming tuesday. >> the time now 5:07. still ahead, smiles, smirks and smacked down. highlights from the vice presidential debate. >> here is a live look at traffic. looks fun right there. more weather and traffic when we come back. >> welcome back. the time now as 5:10. a live look downtown from our skycam. the city lights twinkling. the sun coming up at around 7:14. currently 40 degrees. of in the low 40's in the suburbs. today will be likely similar to yesterday. a lot of areas will see quite a bit of sunshine. a cold front approaching. watch out for breezy wind. guests could be up to 30 miles per hour. mountains come up to a sprinkle and the midday. orioles game in the bronx. >> this morning, the vice presidential candidates will be back on the campaign trail after a showdown last night in the kentucky. >> halle, where the polls saying so far? >> we are waking up this morning in the polls really do not show a clear
for about twenty years i decided that i need to further my education. my masters degree was done completely online and that gave me the freedom and ability to do my education while i raised my kids and worked full time. raising my kids as a single mom and having them see me get my education online and work full-time has given them the opportunity to see that they can do anything that they want to. i'm currently the hospital administrator for two public hospitals. we serve patients who might not otherwise get care. i teach an online nursing program. i feel that i'm giving back something to the nurses that are attempting to get their bachelors degree like i did. doing online education is something that i suggest to many, many people. [♪ theme music ♪] >> announcer: broadcasting across the nation, on your radio, and on current tv this is the "bill press show." >> bill: all eyes on lexington, kentucky. all democratic hopes pinned on joe biden. hey, hello, what do you say everybody? thursday october 11th. this is the "full court press," welcome, welcome to the program. good to see you
in support of the state's dream act. >> up, up on education! the dream act is the controversial baltimore question that would allow in-state tuition rates. opponent say the law would be a financial burden on the state. a recent poll of more than 800 registered voters found that 58% support the measure and 34% oppose it. >> hundreds of volunteers were hard at work in baltimore saturday for the annual day of service. the ricky myers day of service is run by the non-profit civic works, the 10th year for the event. helped plant gardens, clean up parks and sort through donated goods. >> the main focus of our day and focus of ricky myers life was to celebrate volunteerism and that's what makes a day like today when 400 of us get together really special. >> since its inception, close to 30,000 people have volunteered with civic works. the baltimore city fire department hosted its thrill show to raise public awareness about fire safety. firefighters helped attendees create home evacuation plans and stressed the importance of smoke detectors. other attractions included a vehicle fire, the jaws of
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with information to give them a call. in an education alert, baltimore school superintendent has named the first school safety chief. the former head of student support services will be the new executive director of school safety and security. they created the position after perry hall high. and another situation were done was brought to a middle school. and a new state labor secretary today. he has served in the maryland apartment of human resources since november 2011. before that he sent -- spent 4.5 years as a secretary. could raise the planning a role in college admissions? the supreme court will hear arguments on using racial preferences and college admissions. the case brought by a white woman who claims the university of texas chose not to admit her because of her race. coming up on 11 news at noon, the film maker behind the anti- muslim bell blamed for the riots across the libyan world in court today. and picking up the issue of diplomatic security. that ahead as we cover the nation. nation. >> and republican-led house committee will hold a hearing on the diplomatic security. this one m
. >> the brave educators will throw out the ceremonial first pitch. perry hall high school guidance counselor will throw out the pitch and be accompanied by the student wounded on the first day of school. he tackled the gunman preventing workers -- preventing more violence. technically, this is october baseball. >> the weather is not a winner today. it is more like football whether it with the cold temperatures. we had rain this morning. i thought we might break out of it. most of the day, it was not raining. it was cloudy and threatening. this is a wide view showing the northeastern part of the state. i have circled baltimore to help you find the area. this is light rain shower activity with drizzle. this is the inner harbor. it is covered with rain right now. let me put this in motion to show you. a while back, it did not look bad. with the rain moving into the picture, we see scattered showers activity. the forecast for the game looks like this. for the start of the game, spotty showers and sprinkles. temperatures in the 50's. a light northwest wind. by 9:30, we expect readings into the 40
for an education. >>> a ball of flames kept crews pretty busy overnight. we are checking more headlines coming up. ♪ [ male announcer ] the first look...is only the beginning. ♪ ♪ introducing a stunning work of technology. ♪ introducing the entirely new lexus es. and the first ever es hybrid. this is the pursuit of perfection. when president obama couldn't. first, my energy independence policy means more than three million new jobs. many of them in manufacturing. my tax reform plan to lower rates for the middle class and for small business creates seven million more. and expanding trade, cracking down on china, and improving job training takes us to over 12 million new jobs. i'm mitt romney, and i approve this message. >>> a massive fire at a commercial building in california. about 150 firefighters responded to this fire. five were treated for minor injuries. the building is a total loss. no word on what time of busiding housed. >>> the state department is expected to present its findings to congress in the investigation of last month's attacks on the u.s. consulate which kid u.s. ambass
audit on the education alert page of wbaltv.com. it was their only night in the spotlight. last night, the candidates did not hold back on many punches as they pushed to step up the tone and intensity of the race. jay has a response to the debate. >> the verbal shots came early -- >> we're heading in the wrong direction. >> and often. >> with all due respect, that is a bunch of malarkey. >> most of the time, vice president joe biden and the man who wants to take his job, rep paul ryan, or talking about -- were talking about or over one another. >> we will not allow the reins to get in a clear weapon. >> it is because this administration has no credibility on this issue. >> you want to go to war? is that what to do now? >> we want to prevent war. >> but nothing can keep this in. >> i am proud of dubai and. >> i believe that paul ryan last night bested joe biden. >> but one thing they can agree is what could be a setting of the stage for a fiery second presidential debate next week. >> coming up, the deadly fungal a meningitis outbreak spreads to several more people in maryland. the cur
weekend on saturday: . >> in this morning's education alert, a state audit gives city school system a failing grade in bookkeeping. >> 11 news education reporter tim tooten has more. >> the legislative audit covers the years 2009 and 2010. it appears the buck stopped at central office where school officials failed to keep track of overtime and overpayments to employee. in one case, an employee was given a $57,000 annual leave payment twice. there were similar concerns raised about overtime. thomas barnacle is the state's acting legislative auditor. >> we found a number of discrepancies where the payments made couldn't be supported by the record and on top of that the supervisors couldn't explain why this were discrepancies. >> the state audit revealed the school system has done a poor job of debt collection. it found that as of may of last year, the district was owed for more than $4 million for accounts past due over 60 days. >> they have to establish better collection policies to make sure amounts owed are paid, especially as it relates to employees that haven't fulfilled work com
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of education came up last week several times in the debate. i know this is an issue as a state legislature that you have worked a lot on. >> it is the arizona state legislature sadly is known for being the state that has cut education the most the deeper per capita over the last several years, so arizona schools are struggling, and i teach at arizona state university -- >> bill: oh, wow. >> i have been teaching there for ten years now. before they was a social worker at an elementary school. so this is a really important issue for me. my own story, i think informs why it is important to me. i was homeless when i was a kid, and it was through public education, pell grants academic scholarships that i was able to make it to the middle class and in arizona we're struggling to keep that high-quality education system, and this is a top issue in our race. my opponent wants to eliminate the department of education which would get rid of pell grants. it would eliminate after ford loans, work study program withes, and cut close to a billion dollars of funding from arizona sch
... ...nothing transforms schools like investing in advanced teacher education. let's build a strong foundation. let's invest in our teachers so they can inspire our students. let's solve this. >>> john tower, let's do three e-mails to day. three e-mails. how about that? i tied you into it now. >> that sounds like a great idea. cat writes, nightmare woke me up. willie was a stunt double. don't want to know what was the stunt. >> daniel tosh. we'll have to get a side b
unfamiliar with the area could you tell us if the education business is sheer walls. >> there are firefighters going across the street out of camera view it looks like a nearby business on the other sides of the street where the rose the shutdown of the other businesses to be impacted. some of the motion to share walls. >> there is a cafe on the corner just to the right to see a structure with a number of windows is that part of the cafe or something different. >> it appears to be part of the cafe i have not had a chance to check on that. when i walked up there to be it looks to be part of the cafe. as he said there will be a major traffic implications. a big one for muni. >> as find out about that at impact on your commute. definitely a place to avoid if you are traveling on city streets incentives go. it is not west portal. the west portal tunnel is close this will affect the muni lines. they're setting up a bus bridge for passengers. keep in mind they do have a bus bridge on the way that was bridge will take you to st. francis' circle to downtown tam francisco onc
an american. >> up, up with education, down, down with deportation. >> they are among the so- called dreamers. students whose parents brought them into this country illegally. >> my mom even says that you are more american than spanish anymore. you still get confused in spanish words. i'm like yeah, i know. >> a cancer survivor who says his surgery at johns hopkins saved his life. rickie wants to share his gratitude. >> i have to give back to society. i think the way i want to do it is becoming a doctor and save lives, just as my life was saved once. >> opponents of the dream act call it a bad investment for maryland taxpayers. brad of help save maryland calls it criminal. and says it would cost taxpayers $44,000 per student. >> it's part of life. not everybody is going to like you. so you learn to accept it and learn to respect it. >> hundreds of dreamers marched to the university of maryland to make their point and urge others to register to vote and cast their ballots in favor of question four. >> we are not looking to cut in line in front of somebody else. we are looking t
to raise public awareness about fire safety, the department's largest public education event of the year. firefighters created home evacuation plans and stressed smoke detectors. they featured jauss of life demonstration. still to come tonight, health officials are reporting more people have been effected by meningitis outbreak and special reunion for a soldier and his son coming up. vatican says the former butler for the pope will be getting a pardon. he was sentenced to 18 months in prison. for now, he is serving it under house arrest. he said he leaked the documents because he felt the pope wasn't being informed. a bus overturned in northern new jersey. eight of the injured passengers were in critical condition after this morning's crash in wayne, although none of the injuries are considered life-threatening. the bus was traveling from canada and not yet known what caused the crash. health officials say seven people have now died from a rare meningitis outbreak. the outbreak has spread to more than 60 people in nine states and infected two people in maryland, killing one. it has been
education raise awareness of ome fires. citizens enjoyed live fire deeonsttations...whill also dressing up in full fireean gear...and performing the everyday duties of firefighters ann parrmedics. officials also gave helpful tips to avoid the chance of a fire damaging your ome. "wwen you leaveeyouu home yyur not usiig them turn em' pff. ooher thing and most importantly i emphasized befooe havvng a working smoke alarm installing carbon monoxidd detectors in your home to decreaseeyouu chances of some sufferrng carbon well." and remember if you ." need a smoke alarm or ccrbon- monoxide alarm in your home you can call 3-1-1 and firefighters will install ooe for free.. a superssar athlete who's seen his share of controversy is in maryland this weekend. armssrong is in howaad county to compete in a triathlon to raise money to fight ancer. the former tour de france champion is a high profiie cancer survivor himself. thiss titles and banned from most cycling competitions for his enhancing drugs. buu organizers of tomorrow's triathlon say armstrong's particcpation haa iicreaaed pnterest in th
safety festival will educate people on crime and safety issues. also tonight's win was not the only big moment of the nationals game. checkout this heartwarming family reunion. >> i did not know what to do or say. i was very surprised. >> just very happy to see him after so many months. >> what is it like to see your dad? >> habeeb! -- happy! >> they lived in germany, but he has been serving in afghanistan for the past four and have my moments. mom and kids' food to our region for vacation without knowing that dad was in town. and the people are looking forward to tomorrow's game and the weather for the game as well. >> bundle up. but no rain. outside, this is how is it is around nationals park. the temperature outside right now is 53 degrees. tomorrow, the place will really be hopping again. the overnight low tomorrow night, by the way, we do have a freeze watch. it will be 31 degrees. it will not be that cold in washington. montgomery county, frederick county, that is for tomorrow night and into saturday morning. there will be a lot of spots near the freezing mark. here in washington
to continue her education at a four year school. >> right now i have to work to pay for sipping glasses. -- for certain classes. >> as the election nears, she and other students like are getting the support of well known clergyman. they gathered at morgan state university to announce their endorsement of the maryland dream act. if it passes, illegal immigrants who are maryland high school graduates would pay in state tuition if their parents pay taxes and a good to is college in state. >> and women and men -- young men and men who work hard, who speak our language, who work hard, can realize their full potential. >> not everyone is on board. >> it is going to cause a lot of money. $40,000 per student. for example, if you have 1000 students, that is $40 million a year. that taxpayers will have to pay. >> the fate of the dream at rest in the hands of voters. >> a recent poll of more than 800 registered voters found that 58% support the measure and 34% oppose it. reporting live, sheldon. >> thank you. a recent polls as 40% of registered voters believe paul ryan will outperform vice preside
they're going. but if take you away early childhood education... slash k-12 funding... and cut college aid for middle class families ... they won't go far. yet that's exactly what mitt romney wants to do... ...to pay for a $250,000 tax break for multi-millionaires. if mitt romney wins, the middle class loses. priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising. >>> some parts of the country are starting to feel some relief at the pump. aaa reports the average is $3.87 in the district. in maryland, it's $3.70. in virginia, it's $3.60. in west virginia, we're looking at about $3.89 for an average. the national average today is $3.81. california has the highest average right now, $4.61 a gallon for regular unleaded. >>> during tough times, families tend to cut back on expenses. that is not the case, though, when it comes to your cell phone bill. a new federal study found spending for cell phone service actually went up more than 4% last year. researchers say it's pretty odd that people are spending more on their phone bill while cutting back on every other household e
of childcare administration. in 2005, now it's under the maryland state department of education so with that there's a huge focus on the importance of early education, curriculum, staff development and these children being ready to enter kindergarten. >> is that every childcare center coming under the board of edge or certain ones? >> every licensed daycare center or preschool. >> i did not know that. that means you'll have to have a certain teacher-to-child ratio and other things? >> it's always been the case but under the office of childcare was moreation, it focused around, is it a safe, nurturing, clean environment? do the children have adequate equipment and tools but now under msde, it's more curriculum focused, there are recommended curriculums centers are encouraged to follow. >> for parents, what should you be looking for when looking at childcare? >> as a father of five children and i'm -- two of them still in preschool, i walk through the hallways as a father first. does it feel good, is this a place i want to leave my children? at the curriculum, i'm looking at staff de
passes. >>> on the education alert, not just about students setting good grades and basically improving their test scores. teachers can't teach kids that aren't in the classroom. that's a no brainer. baltimore city, a new plan to fight against the chronic absences we hear so much about. sherrie johnson has the story. what is the school system doing? is it working? >> baltimore is setting an example when it comes to attendance. a johns hopkins 'b0ueáyestimate 5- 7.5 million kindergarten to 12th grade asstudents are absen they miss one day out of ten. in maryland it's 11%. one of six states that tracks the issue. low income students are likely to miss class because of transportation or health issues and sometimes because they have to work or take care of family. they use robocalls to alert parents about absences. social workers talk to families. williams missed 33 days and almost dropped out of 7th grade. in 8th missed five days and made better grades. >> i would stay home, play the game, eat, sleep, that's about it. watch tv. >> i saw him on the first day of school. one of the teacher
. with the dropout rate sky high in schools around the country, educators are working to keep the numbers down. coming up, the plan they are putting together in hopes of keeping kids inside the classroom. >>> thousands are getting ready to hit the streets for a worthy cause. how you can take part in the komen race for the cure. çÑ rod williams has come a long way. in 7th grade, missed 33 days of school and in danger of dropping out. >> there would be days i would stay home, play the game, eat, sleep, that's about it, watch telephone. he struggled to get passing grades at a school where he didn't feel the teachers cared. that's where karen weber came in. >> i saw him on the first day of school. one of the teachers who knew him said this boy hasn't been in school for days and days. this is going to be a different school year for you. we expect to see you here. >> reporter: at 17 he is a sophomore in high school with perfect attendance and grades improved. especially in math. >> i got b's and b pluses. >> reporter: [technical difficulties] maryland, the rate is 11%, one of six states tracking
that there are some interests in diversity that are beneficial in the educational sphere, but we have said and we continue to say that is not an overriding consideration that has to be administered very narrowly -- consideration. that has to be administered very narrowly because it's a dangerous classification. >> our peggy fox spent the day at a local university talking to students about this case looking at what the ruling could mean to them. >> my roommate is latina from mention coach the. >> reporter: coming to arlington's marymount was a culture shot for kirby markovich. >> i come from a very small town. come to marymount i file i've learned just as much from -- i feel i've learned just as much from my peers as very in class. >> reporter: another student from nicaragua. >> i did want to experience diversity on campus and see people from different cultures. i think affirmative action is good. >> reporter: she thinks her ethnicity may have helped her get into college, but she does not believe it was the only factor. marymount has a race blind admissions process meaning there's no race box t
education... slash k-12 funding... and cut college aid for middle class families ... they won't go far. yet that's exactly what mitt romney wants to do... ...to pay for a $250,000 tax break for multi-millionaires. if mitt romney wins, the middle class loses. priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising. >>> welcome back. what you are looking at is a snowy prelude to winter in our region. that is not my backyard, thank goodness. this was the scene just a few hours to the west, to our west on monday. snowshoe mountain in west virginia sent us this video of the first real snowfall. it started falling at about 9:00 monday morning and lasted until the afternoon. the resort won't open though until december. >> i don't know. they may think about it. >> that make me nervous just seeing that. >> that will be your house in two weeks. >> don't say that. that is not even our state. i'm going to be depressed just thinking about that. >> just think about skiing and all that. >> i'll think about a fire and staying inside. >> i know wisdom is happy this is not snow. a little bi
the state. you can read the entire audit on the education alert page of wbaltv.com. >> loved ones gathered this evening for a candlelight vigil to remember the lives of five family members who are killed in an early-morning fire in east baltimore. sheldon dutes joins us with more on the vigil and the latest on the investigation. >> firefighters say they are still trying to figure out where the fire started and what may have sparked the fire. relatives said there were smoke alarms in the home, but firefighters say based on the evidence that does not appear to be true at this time. dozens of loved ones gathered tonight to pray for the victims and families. stuffed animals and lighted candles decorate the entrance of the home where four children and their grandmother killed at an early-morning fire. a seven-euro was one of the victims. >> we both like to get on the trampoline. she was kind and generous. but she was a very lovable child. she hugged everyone. it is just so amazing that yesterday, she went around hugging everyone and telling them i love you. little did we know that would be the
will likely affect their grade and future education, and they say the mints they ate are perfectly legal. it all started when 17-year-old jake walker took these to school. >> i don't feel that i should lose my education over a little mint. >> reporter: they are caffein-in mints, perfectly legal, but to some school officials in pekin illinois they looked like drugs. jake and three of his friends were suspended for eating the mints during lunch. >> this is 2012, and caffein is caffein. i drink soda. jake drinks soda. i didn't see anything wrong with a caffein pill. >> reporter: school officials issued this statement. pekin community high school approaches consumption of mood-altering substances very seriously given both the health risks at issue and a mission to keep both illegal and legal drugs and substances out of the school. >> i see people bringing in energy drinks and coffee to school every day, so i thought, hey, it's healthier. why not dry to bring it in and maybe get a little bit more energy. >> reporter: here's a caffein breakdown. a 16-ounce cup of coffee averages 100 milligrams
that the revenue generated from gambling will not go to education and other essential services as promised. baker disputed that claim. you can see the entire viewpoint interview this sunday morning at 7:00 right here on nbc 4. >>> and with election day just 24 days away the pages of kids post are helping even the little ones understand politics. here is eun yang with that and some other items features this week. >> good morning. this weekend on kids post on tv political ads on tv, guinness records we see and waggy tails inquiry. joining us is tracy grant of "the washington post" kids post. nice to see you. >> good to be with you. >> first this week you're explaining political ads to your viewers and there have been so many of them. >> well that's right. and what we try to do in sunday's kids post is explain to kids ways in which political ads are an awful lot like other ads that they see whether for cereal or a hot toy and ways in which they're different. imagine, for example, if you a cereal ad in which it said, don't eat that other brand of cereal. it tastes soggy. that is sort of how political
is already on probation for ncaa violations and colleges nationwide are working to boost education requirements for athletes. >> i think he tweeted out what a lot of guys are thinking, which is we're here to play football. we're here to play basketball. this is merely a stepping ground of getting to the next level. >> reporter: the next level and dream of going pro, just like in the movies. >> show me the money! >> reporter: but in reality the majority of college athletes don't make it that far. according to the ncaa's own statistics, less than 2% of college athletes will play professional football, making an education that much more important. >> the average nfl player plays less than five years, so even if you do play in the nfl, you want to have a life afterwards. >> reporter: jones, the freshman, has yet this season to make it from the practice field to playing in a game. meanwhile, the university issued a statement reminding student athletes to remember not to post anything that could embarrass themselves, their team, teammates, the university, their family, or other groups, o
. but if take you away early childhood education... slash k-12 funding... and cut college aid for middle class families ... they won't go far. yet that's exactly what mitt romney wants to do... ...to pay for a $250,000 tax break for multi-millionaires. if mitt romney wins, the middle class loses. priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising. a family can make... realizing a nursing home is the only choice. for many middle class families, medicaid is the only way to afford the care. but as a governor, mitt romney raised nursing home fees eight times. and as president, his budget cuts medicaid by one-third and burdens families with the cost of nursing home care. we have a president who won't let that happen. [ obama ] i'm barack obama and i approved this message. >>> back now to questions about the debtly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. during the debate last night, vice president joe biden was asked why government officials initially said that attack grew out of a protest. >> i do know this, there is nobody in the administration motivated by anything
. there are, of course, moderates in iran. half of the country is weste westernized, highly educated. and there are moderates, but they don't run the country. on october 9th, 2012, who runs iran? do we still not know? >> in the intelligence business, iran is right up there with north korea as probably the hardest targets to really understand. >> certainly not ahmadinejad. >> no. supreme leader. >> it's the supreme leader along with -- >> the mullulahs. >> aren't they intimidated by the revolutionary guard? >> you've got the people financially essential to the regime. several power centers. but -- >> the supreme leader is first. and the answer is we don't really know. >> if we don't know that, the strategy here also psychological? and at what point do you start doing this publicly? isn't that a second step? start doing this publicly and aligning with the opposition publicly? isn't that to an extent potentially a destructive strategy if you're a little hand fisted about it? >> i would do it rather than later because the guys are feeling the heat. at the end of the day, mika, they've go
it says is it's a matter of priorities. who stands with the priorities that education, young people, all that. so that's why they're using it in that way. and i think that will play into the debate tonight just the way andrea was talking about because when you get to medicare, i think that biden has a clearly different point of view. when you get to spending, when you get to taxes. i think that's what big bird was about in terms of that ad saying to especially women, look at the priorities of the republicans -- >> women don't sit at home at night worrying about big bird. i'm telling you right now. i was not up thinking about big bird. i can assure you of that. the fact they're talking about big bird makes them look very, very unserious. and no offense to my five-year-old nephew, but he is talk being big bird. mitt romney is a bully, it's just so fifth grade. we knew that obama lacked maturity before. now we know for sure that his campaign does. >> steve: all right. >> i'm glad you're not worried about that. >> steve: "the five" is stuff a popular show. thank you for joining us live. >> h
is a problem educators and apparent across the country are -- and apparent across the country are battling -- and parents across the country are battling. grace mccomas would have turned 16 today. her cousins are having a birthday celebration and want to invite you. sherrie johnson is here to explain how people can participate. what is this all about. >> reporter: well it's easy. just be kind to someone and show it to them. all it takes is one kind word and you are invited to text or send a message through social media to someone who just may need a boost. 4500 people have signed up for the kindness for grace day. the cousins of grace mccomas says she would be alive if bullies gave her that respectch the student committed suicide on easter sunday after her family says she was bullied online for a year. since then, raven's running back ray rice has sponsored antibullying events and her cousins are challenge people to say kind words through twitter facebook and e-mail and believe kindness would have kept grace alive and they say we should step outside the comfort zone and send a message to s
policy. >> we would not be giving the kind of education to all of our students that would be preparing them to work in a diverse and global world. it would be a setback for our students and our society. >> i hope the court rules that a student's race and ethnicity should not be considered when applying to the university of texas. >> a decision from the supreme court is not expected until spring. >>> you can't park that animal over there. it's illegal. it's illegal. . >> alex carras has died. he had been suffering from dementia and kidney disease. the former defensive lineman for the detroit lions along with thousands of other former nfl players you'd the league this year claiming they should have had more protection to avoid head injuries. he and in the movie blazing saddles and the sitcom webster. >>> metro unveils what its next fleet of railcars will look like. up next on fox 5 morning news, we are getting a first glimpse of the new cars. they feature several changes and we'll tell you all about them when we come back. first, let's talk to tucker barnes. >> how much will it cost to r
and they'll still find a way to get where they're going. but if take you away early childhood education... slash k-12 funding... and cut college aid for middle class families ... they won't go far. yet that's exactly what mitt romney wants to do... ...to pay for a $250,000 tax break for multi-millionaires. if mitt romney wins, the middle class loses. priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising. >>> welcome back to fox 5 morning news. live look outside at the u.s. capitol dome. when i came in, i broke down. i didn't turn on the heater but i did put on i ajacket. i had two people at work ask me why i had on a jacket. it was a light jacket. >> it was cold out. >> those two people who are in this building know now. >> noticeably cooler than it was 4 hours ago. it will be cool for the next couple of days. this afternoon, we'll see plenty of sun. this kind of cool pattern continues. >> just like it was cool yesterday when the nats won. effect is tied to the nats today. >> then we'll be talking about getting hot. hoare is your current temperature. 49 in washington.
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